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How much can you process – Performance Testing

Load and performance testing is just like many other types of testing (beta testing, functional, acceptance, regression, unit testing, integration testing) but like them it also has a specific goal. That goal is that a system or service can run … Continue reading

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Hammers and Saws and IOT – oh my

After moving to a new apartment I needed to get some hardware in order to hang a few pictures in the livingroom. A quick trip to the hardware store should allow me to make my apartment a home. While walking … Continue reading

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86 year old defends herself with bacon

In 2016 a 86 year old defended herself WITH BACON! All i thought was i would have loved to be there just imagine in a supermarket in Altrincham, UK it was posted by the greater Manchester police Facebook page so it … Continue reading

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command line fun – arrays

Work with new people and learn new things. I used to work with someone who was unfamiliar with the Unix world, did not know how to program in Java and couldn’t write shell scripts either. Victoria was actually a very clever … Continue reading

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dipping your toes into the ocean with Mermaid

It began with a great idea. “lets do our systems graphs in such a way we can version them in GIT” Anyway, I believe that is how it started.  I was then told that perhaps the open source tool Mermaid … Continue reading

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Stupid postman tricks

First the technology. RESTful calls are actually pretty cool. It is neat to simply send off a GET or POST message and extract or update the server with vital information. I am not going to write up a long article, … Continue reading

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Better late than never – LED cube

A few weeks back I did my blog “Just making it – a new cube” which was my experiences doing my next led cube.  This cube was an 8x8x8 cube.  The only thing that I didn’t do was to put … Continue reading

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A thought experiment

There are a lot of words and concepts in the world that are bad.  just one example of this is the suffix “ist”. sexist racist white nationalist ageist exhibitionist bigamist chauvinist Depending on your own personal circumstances it is easy … Continue reading

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more fun with datatables

I actually don’t get a chance to do much GUI development but I did get a short stint on a project that used datatables.  It is actually fascinating just how much of a facelift this does give your standard HTML.  … Continue reading

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Internet of things

Now is a truly amazing time to be involved with computers and computing in general. With the networking moving from computers to smart phones to everything else we might finally see some pretty smart houses of the future today. So … Continue reading

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